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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Political commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza puts forth the notion that America's history is being replaced by another version in which plunder and exploitation are the defining characteristics. D'Souza also posits that the way the country understands the past will determine the future. Using historic re-enactments, D'Souza explores the lives and sacrifices of some of America's greatest heroes, including George Washington and Frederick Douglass.

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Directors: John Sullivan , Dinesh D'Souza

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

America (2014)

Release Date: July 2nd, 2014|1 hr. 43 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 71 )
  • 30
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    Here is one more dubious piece of agitprop that will delight the author’s fans and have very little impact on his opponents. show more

  • NA
    James Rocchi TheWrap

    It would be one thing if D'Souza had an idea, or any idea, he could stick to as a through-line in his project. But America isn't a documentary; it's more like the badly-filmed version of a badly-written, meandering op-ed piece from a paper that lacks fact-checking or proofreading. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    What he’s doing, it turns out, is lowering the viewer’s standards of proof for a vigorous return to “2016″ territory, a hatchet job on Obama and Obamacare that tries to tie everything to a 1960s “radical” organizer who might have influenced the president. show more

  • August 08, 2014 buckmstr69
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    Proven to be a great movie, the Commies hate it. Exposes too much history that does not fit into their agenda.

  • August 07, 2014 WilderBill
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    Saw it loved it . Liberals hate the truth. My high school History teacher made us research 13 resons for the War of Yankee Agresion with out mentioning salvery. We found more.

  • July 30, 2014 Holly
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    AMAZING!!! These "critic" reviews....what a joke!! They either didn't bother to watch it and are parroting more rhetoric which is all I seem to get from those in support of our current administration....but more likely they went into it with a keen eye for ANYthing they could try to hate, to smear, to pick apart. They went in wanting to hate it. As I've read one comment by an actual "moviegoer" (you know, the ones who drive the funds to Hollywood and provide these critics with their livelihood) "to not like this movie is to not like America". I agree! To come out of this movie thinking negatively and picking apart the film making and recreations- you have willingly completely missed the point. These ARE facts- I can't find one thus far that is inaccurate! Mr. D'Souza did a wonderful job at laying out our sins as a nation and then showing (through history) how we righted those wrongs to the best of our abilities. Never did he dismiss things like slavery as I read in one "critic"s review...Not once. He wholeheartedly admitted the atrocity and merely pointed out the fact that it was not a new practice invented by Americans...and points out that we are the first nation to fight a war to end it's practice...to right the wrong. I tell you if you have children, one important thing I did take away is that I would without fail research their texts. Don't assume they are factual and non-biased revisionist "history". It scares me the professors that are hired to teach and mold and impress our children. Scary. If YOU don't educate yourself to watch for those who seek to teach them incorrectly, then who will? We will have yet another generation of children taught to hate this nation...to feel shame where once there was pride and love. Frankly, the recreations left me with a heart swell of pride and thankfulness for what my forefathers endured to build this "One Nation Under God!" I pray one day this will be a nation where kids don't laugh at those who put their hands over their hearts when the national anthem is played....that listen to the words instead of only thinking about whatever massively overpaid athlete is about to take the field...that they would feel that surge of patriotism and understand the sacrifices that have been made by SO many to give them the right to even be able to care so much about that athlete! Maybe we'd get back to revering the service based individuals that this country could not exist without.

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